Rice Production in Pakistan
Write-up taken from the IRRI’s Rice Almanac (2013):
Pakistan, a South Asian country facing the Arabian Sea, with 796,100 km2 in area and a population of 176.8 million (2011), is largely mountainous and semiarid. However, on the eastern side, where Pakistan borders India, the Indus River runs nearly the full length of the country. Most agricultural activities are concentrated on its banks, as is most of the population. Arable land is 26.5% of the land area. Agriculture occupies 39% of the workforce and accounts for 21.6% of GDP. The main crops are cotton and wheat.
Source: FAOSTAT database online and AQUASTAT database online, as of November 2012.